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Interview: Michael Dowse

Aug 19, 2014

We talk to filmmaker Michael Dowse about his work on The F Word, being an optimist at heart, sticking to your guns in the casting process, and keeping genre films simple. Continue reading

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Interview: Dr. Sylvia Earle

Aug 19, 2014

We talk with world renowned oceanographer and explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle about being the subject of Fisher Stevens and Robert Nixon’s documentary Mission Blue, now available on Netflix. Continue reading

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Mood Indigo Review

Aug 15, 2014

Mood Indigo, the latest bit of whimsical whatever from Michel Gondry, isn’t a film. It’s a fucking endurance test. Continue reading

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The Expendables 3 Review

Aug 15, 2014

Arguably the best film of the franchise The Expendables 3 takes a lighter, sillier tone than its predecessors to deliver some passable action movie fun. Continue reading

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Going Deep: Five Iconic Video Game Sharks

Aug 15, 2014

In honor of Shark Week, here are five of the deadliest sharks in gaming. Continue reading

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Hard Drive Review

Aug 15, 2014

Dull and plodding, the Canadian drama Hard Drive makes young love feel like a chore. Continue reading

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This Week at The Bloor: 8/15/14

Aug 15, 2014

Only one new film at The Bloor this week, a pretty good look at the inspiration behind Dog Day Afternoon in The Dog. Continue reading

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The Trip to Italy Review

Aug 14, 2014

The Trip to Italy is almost the exact same as the first foodie-centric outing with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, and there’s nothing wrong with that at all. Continue reading

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It Was You Charlie Review

Aug 14, 2014

A brotherly, time-shifting dark comedy, It Was You Charlie is a unique, quirky, and fresh film in spite of a few narrative hiccups. Continue reading

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Yves Saint Laurent Review

Aug 14, 2014

The fashion world biopic Yves Saint Laurent is studiously useless and about as deep and as much fun as reading the back of a baseball card for 106 minutes. Continue reading

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The Giver Review

Aug 14, 2014

Both slavishly faithful to and thematically distant from Lois Lowry’s almost seminal early 90s young adult bestseller, The Giver stands as proof that not every iconic text can work as a coherent film. Continue reading

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Let’s Be Cops Review

Aug 14, 2014

Although press were forbidden from seeing it before release (and well before this week’s events in Missouri), the screwball comedy Let’s Be Cops isn’t that bad. It just isn’t laugh-out-loud funny. Continue reading

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Interview: Emily Carroll

Aug 14, 2014

We chat with Emily Carroll about her first standalone print work, Through the Woods, a beautiful, well-paced read, with more than enough spine-chilling moments for readers 14 and up. Continue reading

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Interview: Randy Couture

Aug 14, 2014

We talk to former MMA fighter turned actor Randy Couture about returning for The Expendables 3, acting alongside other fighters, and why he and Dolph Lundgren could never fit in a tank. Continue reading

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Interview: Emmanuel Shirinian

Aug 14, 2014

We talk to Emmanuel Shirinian, director of the Canadian black comedy It Was You Charlie about his film’s unlikable character, creating a time shifting narrative, his influences, and creating a different kind of brotherly dynamic. Continue reading

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CONTEST: See BOYHOOD Across Canada!

By Dork Shelf
Aug 14, 2014

Enter for a chance to win run-of-engagement passes to see Richard Linklater’s Boyhood – opening in most major Canadian cities this Friday – courtesy of Dork Shelf and Mongrel Media! Continue reading

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CONTEST: Attend the Premiere of SWEARNET in TORONTO!

By Dork Shelf
Aug 14, 2014

Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to the Toronto premiere of Swearnet with stars in attendance on Thursday, August 21st at 7:30pm, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films! Continue reading

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CONTEST: See LIFE AFTER BETH in TORONTO!

By Dork Shelf
Aug 14, 2014

Enter for a chance to win a pair of run-of-engagement passes to see Life After Beth in Toronto, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Elevation Pictures. Continue reading